Canadian Government 'Set To Fall'?

Posted: Nov 28, 2005 3:46 PM

Captain Ed is watching the story, and remains ahead of the BBC and the American MSM.

Background on Adscam and the no-confidence vote Paul Martin will face, here.


TORONTO - Canadian politicians will hit the campaign trail this holiday season after opposition parties seized upon a corruption scandal to bring down the minority government of Prime Minister Paul Martin in a vote of no confidence.

Monday's loss means an election for all 308 seats in the lower House of Commons, likely on Jan. 23. Martin and his Cabinet will continue to govern until then.

The Conservative Party teamed up with the New Democratic and Bloc Quebecois parties to bring down the government, claiming the ruling Liberal Party had lost its moral authority.

Ed Morrissey looks at what the collapse of the Liberal government means for Conservatives in Canada, here and here.